Open House and Sash Revival May 19th, 2018.
Come help us celebrate 15 years in business! The workshop is open so you can see what goes on behind the scenes, meet the crew, nosh on some yummy food, watch demonstrations, groove to marimba music. Drop in any time between 10AM and 2PM. You can even bring a sash to repair as we’re combining this with our annual Sash Revival event.
What is a Sash Revival?
You bring your window sash and get help learning how to remove old glazing putty, replace broken glass, and re-putty glaze that window. This is a hands on experience, we want you to feel the putty! Our team of window restoration specialists will be on hand to help.
A Front Stop of a Different Era
We are restoring the windows at Hamilton Hall in Salem, MA. From their website (www.hamiltonhall.org)
Hamilton Hall in Salem is widely recognized as one of the most important Federal buildings in America. It was designed in 1805 by the famous architect and master woodcarver, Samuel McIntire, and has been in use as an assembly hall for cultural and social events for over two hundred years.
In windows of this vintage, the construction is different from what became more standardized after 1850. Rather than the front stop being set inside the jamb, the stop is actually flat to the window. It’s a handsome look, but does not enable you to adjust the fit of the window like you can with the later variation.
Here the front stop that holds the window in place is installed to cover not just part of the window stile but also the window framing. There are small clips on these particular windows for interior plexiglass panels. In the second photo you can see that to remove the stop you have to pry it away from the side. The back side of the stop is bevelled.